France – Colmar Rally Bicycle Tour 2023
Our rally tour in the heart of Alsace will allow you to discover the charms and secrets of Alsatian towns and villages. From the capital of Alsace wines, our bike trips will allow you to appreciate each day, in all tranquility, the multiple facets of this corner of France. Beyond a brilliant nature, the traditional villages of Alsace are full of mysteries to discover. Between the colorful half-timbered houses, the banks of the Rhine, the vineyards as far as the eye can see and the great local wine houses, each stopover will provide you with exciting discoveries in the heart of Alsatian culture
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Tour Profile: Easy. You will ride mainly on cycle paths, on minor agricultural tarred roads or on little secondary roads without much traffic. Stages 2 and 5 are a little bit hilly.
Distance: 277 km
Travel Dates: Daily departures from April 1 to October 7, 2023
Season 1 : April 1 – June 12 and September 30 – October 7
Season 2 : June 13 – September 29
Best Western Grand Hotel Bristol **** Category A
In front of the train station, the Best Western Grand Hôtel Bristol is a perfect base for exploring the historic city centre, a 5-minute walk from the hotel. A subtle blend of regional heritage and contemporary design places the hotel midway between two eras. The 91 air-conditioned rooms with traditional or contemporary decor are equipped with a flat screen TV with cable channels, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and a private bathroom. The hotel offers a fitness and spa center with sauna and hammam.
Hotel Beausejour *** Category B
The Keller family spirit has ensured quality accommodation since 1913. Just a short walk from the historic center of Colmar sits the charming family run Hotel Beauséjour. From this privileged location, you can be in the town center in just 8 minutes by foot to discover the areas rich cultural history. The hotel features personalized guestrooms and a restaurant with a view of the summer garden. Enjoy traditional and regional cuisine in the candlelit dining room or in the garden during the warmer months.
Our rally tour in the heart of Alsace will allow you to discover the charms and secrets of Alsatian towns and villages. From the capital of Alsace wines, our bike trips will allow you to appreciate each day, in all tranquility, the multiple facets of this corner of France. Beyond a brilliant nature, the traditional villages of Alsace are full of mysteries to discover. Between the colorful half-timbered houses, the banks of the Rhine, the vineyards as far as the eye can see and the great local wine houses, each stopover will provide you with exciting discoveries in the heart of Alsatian culture.
Arrival in Colmar, installation in your hotel and free time to explore the town. The undeniable charm of the medieval alleys of its exceptionally preserved historic center will give you a beautiful welcome.
Round trip to the famous wine villages 44 or 61 km
Today you will have the choice between two variants, depending on the number of kilometers you wish to cover. You will leave Colmar heading north, on a route that will unveil charming wine villages that make the fame of the Alsatian great wines: Ribeauvillé, Hunawihr, Riquewihr, Kientzheim. The longer variant allows you to discover Turckheim and Eguisheim, classified among the Most Beautiful Villages of France.
Colmar – Munster 42 km
Today you take the direction of Munster by Turckheim and Zimmerbach. The green valley of Munster is famous for its cheese of the same name, one of the many culinary emblems of the region. Enjoy it with caraway seeds and a glass of Pinot Gris or Gewurtztraminer. A pure delight! You will return to Colmar by the bicycle path that winds through the valley.
Breisach am Rhein 71 km
This stage is dedicated to the discovery of the villages of the Rhine valley. You will reach Neuf-Brisach and plunge into the history of the 17th and 18th century by visiting this Vauban stronghold listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will then cross the Rhine to reach Breisach am Rhein in Germany. You will be able to admire its cathedral, its city center and its picturesque streets. The Rhine Canal cycle path will then take you back to the French side, to Marckolsheim, where you can visit a fortified structure of the Maginot Line. Return to Colmar along the canal's bike path.
Colmar – Guebwiller - Mulhouse 51 or 78 km + train
From Colmar, you will ride along the south of the Alsace Wine Route to Guebwiller. From there, you can either go to Bollwiller and take a train to Mulhouse, or continue riding to Ungersheim to visit the Ecomusée d'Alsace, an open-air museum organized like an early 20th century Alsatian village. From there, the bicycle path will lead you directly to Mulhouse, which dynamically combines tradition and modernity. This industrial and technical city awaits you with its famous automobile museum. Return by train to Colmar.
Strasbourg 25 km
You will go to Strasbourg by train. You have the option of taking your bike on board to get off at Erstein and ride the Rhone to Rhine Canal bike path to Strasbourg. The visit of Strasbourg is easily done by bike: its historical center classified as a world heritage site, the 19th century German neighborhood, the district of the European institutions. After your day of discovery of Strasbourg, the train will take you back to Colmar.
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- Accommodation in the selected category
- Well prepared route guidance
- Signposted tour
- 1 Train Ticket Mulhouse-Colmar
- 1 Train Ticket Colmar-Strasbourg-Colmar
- Detailed travel documents 1 per room (route or overview maps, route description, important telephone numbers)
- GPS data available
- Rental bike insurance
- Hotline service
- Dinner and Lunch
- Visits and Park fees
- Local taxes
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